Free Kanji Course – lesson seven

After our short vacation – with many Japan Fans performances! – we are back with the seventh lesson of our free online kanji course. With the help of carefully selected teaching materials that are freely available online, we are going to remember all the kanji you need for JLPT level 5. Before we start with this lesson, let’s review all the kanji from the previous lessons! Do you still remember all of them?

Lesson 1: 一, 二, 三 , 四 , 五 , 六 , 七 , 八 , 九 , 十 , 百 , 千 , 万 , and 円 .
Lesson 2: 日、月、火、水、木、金、土、川、and 田 .
Lesson 3: 人, 私, 上,下 , 左 , 右 , 中, and 山 .
Lesson 4: 雨 , 大 , 本 , 今 , 何 , 母 , 父 , 男 , 女 , and 子 .
Lesson 5: 友, 出 , 年 , 国 , 会 , 名 , 天 and 休.
Lesson 6: 小 , 先 , 入 , 分 , 前 , 半 , 学 and 多 .

All good? Then let’s start with the set for this week: 後, 午 , 時 , 行 , 見 , , and 口 .

レッスン 七

Remember 前 aka “mae”? Yup, it means “in front” and 後 is its opposite: “behind, [at the] back”. Of: “after, later”. Meaning: After, later, back. Onyomi: Go/Kou. Kunyomi: Ato/Okure(ru)/Nochi. This is the stroke order:

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The stroke order for 後 .

Vocabulary: 午後 (ごご – gogo) means “afternoon”. Could you now guess what 午 stands for? Yup, it means “noon”. ^_^ Normally, you just pronounce it like Go [ご] . This is the stroke order:

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The stroke order for 午 .

Vocabulary: 何時 (なんじ – nanji) means “What time?” – so, could you guess the meaning of 時 ? Yes, it is “Time, Hour”. Onyomi: Ji [じ], Kunyomi: Toki [とき]. The character is composed of sun (日) and temple (寺), for in temples, monks know the Time by watching the position of the sun. This is the stroke order:

The stroke order of 時

Meaning: To walk, to go, to carry out
Onyomi: Kou [こう]
Kunyomi: I(ku)/Yu(ku)/Okona(u) [い(く) / ゆ(く)/おこな(う)]
Vocabulary: 銀行 – ぎんこう – ginkou – Bank

This is the stroke order:

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The stroke order for 行

Meaning: To see, to be visible, to show
Onyomi: Ken [けん]
Kunyomi: Mi(ru)/Mi(eru)/Mi(seru) [み(る)/み(える)/み(せる)]

Meaning: To live, to grow, be born, raw
Onyomi: Sei / Shou [せい/しࠂう]
Kunyomi: : I(kiru)/U(mu)Nama/Ki [い(きࠆ/(う(߻/(な߹/き]
Vocabulary: 学生 – がくせい – gakusei – a student

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The stroke order for 生 .

Meaning: Mouth
Onyomi: Kou/Ku [こう/く]
Kunyomi: Kuchi [くち]
Vocabulary: 火口 – かこう – kakou – the crater of a volcano

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The stroke order for 口

Wrap it up…

Here are some videos featuring many of the kanji you already learned. Enjoy!

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